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Dictionary definition for: Bar

1. (v) prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"

2. (n) a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"

3. (v) render unsuitable for passage; "block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

4. (n) a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

5. (n) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

6. (v) expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"

7. (n) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

8. (v) secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"

9. (n) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

10. (n) the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

11. (n) (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"

12. (n) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"

13. (n) the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"

14. (n) a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) "a bar of chocolate"

15. (n) a portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War

16. (n) a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

17. (n) a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"

18. (n) (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; "spectators were not allowed past the bar"

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